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Tindeck was a free audio hosting service for Creative Commons-licensed music.
Sometime between 2018-06-25 and 2018-07-02, Tindeck announced with a banner on the website that they would shut down on 2018-08-01:
In light of the European Union's insistence on destroying the free and open internet, we regretfully inform you that Tindeck will permanently cease operations as of August 1, 2018. Click here for more information.
... with a link to a more detailed explanation:
In light of the European Union's insistence on destroying the free and open internet, we regretfully inform you that Tindeck will permanently cease operations as of August 1, 2018.
During this wind-down period, uploading and new account registration will be disabled. Track streaming and downloading (where enabled) will also remain active during this period. If you are a registered user, you may continue to log into your account and manage your files.
On August 1, all files and user data will be permanently and irrevocably deleted without exception. During this period, we intend to allow a third-party archiving group to catalogue and download all publically available tracks currently hosted on Tindeck, so that they might live on in some fashion.
This is the end of Tindeck, and if the copyright abusers who are spending millions of dollars lobbying the EU to pass changes to Article 13 of the European Union Copyright Directive get their way, it will likely be the end of hundreds of thousands of similar communities around the world. These changes will not just affect people who live in the European Union, it will affect every single website that allows EU citizens to use their services - which is basically every site on the internet.
So if you care about your right to a free and open internet, do something about it. If you live in an EU country, take sixty seconds out of your day to visit SaveYourInternet.eu and send your MEP the message that you do not support their attempts to build a draconian censorship machine.
On a personal note, I would like to offer my eternal thanks to the hundreds of thousands of musicians, artists, podcasters, broadcasters, tinkerers, dabblers, and experimenters who between them contributed over half a million tracks that were enjoyed by hundreds of millions of listeners around the world.
In the fifteen years since I launched Tindeck, I've been lucky enough to meet and befriend many of those creators and listeners, each of whom have contributed their time and talent to this community and who ultimately deserved more than I was able to give them. I'm sorry that things have ended in this way.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
-- Savvas Dimitriou -- Founder (and reluctant executioner) of TINDECK.com
Tindeck was being archived through ArchiveBot job job:85tki6g8ghpxrjoe1bt51uxix. Due to a Tindeck-side issue between 2018-07-22 and 2018-07-24 (no songs displayed on the site, and many links returning 404), the remaining tindeck.com URLs were ignored, i.e. the job did not grab everything.
A warrior project was started on 2018-07-28 and retrieved the entire site. The archives are in the Wayback Machine, and the raw data can be found at archiveteam_tindeck.